(Lake County) - Mentor Police are warning residents to lock their cars and make sure their valuables are out of site.

Detectives report a rash of car break-in in Mentor. The say thieves are smashing vehicle windows and stealing items that are in plain view.

Some of the cars were broken into, only 5 minutes after the drivers parked them. Investigators are working to obtain security videos in hopes of identifying suspects.

If you have any information about these crimes call Mentor Police at 440-255-1234.

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